NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Chestnut scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island — the equivalent of about 20,000 calories in 10 minutes.
It wasn't a personal best for the 27-year-old nicknamed Jaws, but it was enough to out-eat second-place finisher Patrick Bertoletti by nine wieners. Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., won $10,000 and the coveted mustard-yellow belt.
"I feel great!" he said after the contest, adding that he was going to drink a lot of water and avoid hot dogs for a few days.